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AMA honors lang

Thursday, June 7, 2018 – kd lang will receive the Americana Music Association's Americana Trailblazer Award.

The honor will be presented to lang at the 17th annual Americana Honors & Awards, on Sept. 12 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

lang has a varied career ranging from hard core country to chanteuse. She has also been a strong advocate of LGBTQ and animal rights throughout the years.

"We are beyond excited to honor k.d. lang at our hallmark event of the year," said Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the AMA "Her unwavering artistry has set a new standard for any musician of this current generation, and we are humbled to honor that legacy."

"Sing it Loud" was lang's most recent solo studio album, released by Nonesuch in 2011. She also released an album in 2016 with Laura Veirs and Neko Case, "case/lang/veirs."

Separately, lang will also headline the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Sunday, Sept. 16 as part of her "Ingénue Redux" Tour, celebrating the album's 25th anniversary.

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Sing It Loud CD review - Sing It Loud
Anyone who witnessed k.d. lang's 1986 American television debut on Late Night with David Letterman will never forget the sight of the Canadian firecracker kicking up her heels in a gingham dress, belting out the electrifying Turn Me Round while her band, the Reclines, provided an incendiary soundtrack and tore up the floorboards behind her. It was a frenetic performance that was ultimately paid off by the 1987 release of "Angel with a Lariat," which beautifully displayed lang's »»»
A Truly Western Experience- 25th Anniversary Edition CD review - A Truly Western Experience- 25th Anniversary Edition
She came twirling out of Canada in 1987, pinching the cheeks of the Nashville establishment with a blend of countrypolitan vocals and rockin' Dave Edmunds-inspired rootsabilly. Before "Angel with a Lariat" appeared, Kathryn Dawn Lang had charmed her native land with television appearances, blistering live gigs and a nine-track album that coalesced her vision of country music. This crisp-sounding 15-track reissue, fleshed out with live cuts, a demo, and her debut single, including »»»
Reintarnation CD review - Reintarnation
The cover design echoes the Clash's "London Calling" and is a reminder of k.d. lang's punk sensibilities - and sense of humor. The 20 songs are a testament to the Canadian's songwriting ability and, of course, that voice. It's the one-in-a-million voice that propelled lang into the mainstream music world, completely on her own terms, and in spite of her gender-bending image. And now after more than two decades of acclaimed CDs, lang is in a position to boast and reminisce a little. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Turnpike Troubadours are winners – The Turnpike Troubadours had a lot of competition when playing Beantown - the Red Sox playoff game first and foremost. No matter though because the country band put on their own winning show. That was no surprise given the individual abilities of the band, not to mention a plethora of worthy songs to choose from. It all starts with lead singer Evan Felker.... »»»
Concert Review: The Killer lives on with Low Cut Connie – Jerry Lee Lewis isn't exactly out and about hitting the clubs these days. But if he was searching for someone who was carrying on his torch, he would do well to check out Adam Weiner, the force behind Low Cut Connie. The Philly band was highly entertaining with Weiner a true force of nature. Think Lewis merged with Springsteen (although The Boss is The Boss).... »»»
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